We are grateful for the bounty of food as we celebrate around the table at Thanksgiving. However sometimes, we overdo. We come away from that delicious desert, which we had on top of a very filling meal, feeling bloated and well, a bit gaseous. Fortunately, herbs, and even some on your kitchen spice rack, can be all the relief you need.
Sitting down with a nice cup of tea made of peppermint, chamomile or ginger could be a relief to your tummy. In the event you don't have any of them, reach for some fennel seeds and eat a pinch of them. Or two.
A number of herbs which help ease gastric distress are in the carminative family. These herbs are high in volatile oils which sooth the digestive system and help remove gas from the digestive tract.
Here are some ideas for tummy tamer teas:
* fennel - crush 1 tbsp of seeds and add to cup of boiling water, for more zip add pinch of dried ginger root (can use small amount of peeled fresh ginger rt if no dried)
* Peppermint and chamomile equal parts to equal 1 tbsp per cup
* Anise and cardamon seeds equal parts to equal 1 tbsp per cup
Have a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving...and please consider donating to your local food pantry.